What our partners say about Healthwatch Northumberland
Northumberland County Council
“Our expectation is that Healthwatch Northumberland will provide an independent voice, accountability and clear representation of the views of local people within our communities to challenge and influence health and social care.
We would like to see effective use of resources concentrating on a shared vision of co-ordination, building on partnerships and linking widely with our local communities to support the diversity of our county.
We see building on these existing networks and established engagement as a vital part of Healthwatch Northumberland’s role.”
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
“We have a shared vision of facilitating positive experiences by local residents of health and social care services. Our expectation is that Healthwatch Northumberland will provide an independent service working collaboratively with existing partners and community networks.
By drawing on local information and advice that already exists we envisage a robust mechanism to respond to issues raised by the public.
Working together with Healthwatch Northumberland in a number of ways including jointly attending regional and local community engagement events such as the trust’s ‘We’re Listening’ events and Healthwatch roadshows, enhances the trust’s established ways of engaging and involving people who use our services and their families to improve care across Northumberland.”